Saying I loved it would miss the point: It has profoundly changed how I think about my business, my staff... and myself. This book reveals and helps me to integrate so many of the subtle dynamics I have sensed through the running of my business. Things I thought were my own quirky ways, because they flew in the face of 'traditional business', have been intelligently portrayed as the emerging business wisdom. My future, not just that of my business(es), will never be the same!
This is an excellent guide for those willing to start or grow a business. It provides a method to measure what its important in order to create a sustainable business. Author and narrator has a great performance using very practical examples of his own experience which made more interesting the book...
As an IT dev I've read and loved Clean Code (how). As an IT manager I was very passionate about SCRUM (how). But this book puts it all in perspective and forces me to start with the (why) question, as Simon Sinek explains in his golden circle.
As Eric was narating his own book, everything began falling into place. My professional past, present en potential future.
The way Eric puts stuff I naturally feel, but never quite could quantify into a rigorous and scientific method.
I actually want to go and buy this book for everyone I know.
Yes. I have twice now.
The Lean Startup provides a blueprint for anyone starting a business - their own, or a business within an existing business. The blueprint is as useful from a tactical standpoint as it is in setting the mindset necessary for success in iterative product development. It forever changed the way I approach building businesses and creating value for customers. This was another book recommended by a mentor of mine as a top 5 must read, and it is most certainly one of my most recommended books to others in business.
Lean is not a new concept. It is not innovative. It has been around for decades. Like many of the "new" methodologies, this is repackaged practices thinly disguised under new names. "Build, measure, learn, pivot" is no different from "plan, do, check, act." Each should be customer focused. Each can and should be incrementally delivered.
I will give the author points for pivoting to repackaging project/product delivery to his customers for whom the old methodology/language didn't work.